Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

This committee aims to evaluate and consider ways to develop membership and leadership in ways that reflect the demographic makeup of emerging markets in the community and help members position themselves to sell to those markets. Its mission is to build a more substantial presence in the community, particularly in neighborhoods with high concentrations of foreign-born and other minority residents moving up the socioeconomic ladder and buying homes.

If you're interested in joining this committee, please complete the application/request form. The committee staff liaison will contact you soon to give you more information.

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What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)?

Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective. Populations that have been-and remain- underrepresented among practitioners in the field and marginalized in the broader society.

Equity promotes justice, impartiality, and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Tackling equity issues requires understanding the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.

Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcome. Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all. To the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group.

Multi-Cultural Real Estate Organizations 

Find a Common Interest

Join the groups of people who have a common interest or goal and work together for mutual success. We're proud to support organizations and networking groups that educate and support our communities while lending to your success.

Some of the organizations we support are:
  • Asian Real Estate Association of America - AREAA 
  • Hispanic Association of Real Estate Professionals, Inc. - HAREP
  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® - NAHREP
  • National Association of Real Estate Brokers - NAREB 
  • The Alliance - LGBTQ+ 

AFFINITY & NETWORKING GROUPS

Books and Documentaries

Books Mentioned in the NAR Bias Override Training

Not yet available at the NAR Library
  • A kick in the Seat of the Pants by Roger von Oech
  • A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger von Oech
  • Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) by Carol Tavris
  • Nice White Ladies by Jessie Daniels
  • Subtle Acts of Exclusion by Tiffany Jana & Michael Barran
  • The Second by Carol Anderson
  • The New Jim Crow by Michele Alexander
Find books about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Workplace online through NAR OverDrive

Documentaries on Netflix

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Coded Bias
White Hot

Watch Fair Housing film and videos recommended by NAR.

Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq., prohibits discrimination by direct providers of housing, such as landlords and real estate companies as well as other entities, such as municipalities, banks or other lending institutions and homeowners insurance companies whose discriminatory practices make housing unavailable to persons because of:
  • race or color
  • religion
  • sex
  • national origin
  • familial status, or
  • disability
Read the Fair Housing Act published by the United States Department of Justice.

NAR Code of Ethics

Duties to the Public, Article 10

REALTORS® shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. REALTORS® shall not be parties to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. (Amended 1/14)

REALTORS®, in their real estate employment practices, shall not discriminate against any person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. (Amended 1/14)

Read the NAR Code of Ethics 

NAR Fair Housing Resources


Fairhaven

In November 2020, NAR launched Fairhaven, a new fair housing simulation training for REALTORS® that uses the power of storytelling to help members identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate. Walk in the shoes of a homebuyer facing discrimination. The training provides customized feedback that you can apply to daily business interactions.

Go to Fairhaven

Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

This NAR certificate course helps real estate professionals interrupt stereotypical thinking so they can avoid fair housing pitfalls and provide equal professional service to every customer or client. Learn about the mind science of identity, study how implicit bias can result in fair housing violations, and engage in interactive exercises to enhance communication skills and business relationships with clients of all backgrounds.

Take the Course

Fair Housing Compiled Resources 

NAR put together several resources to help and educate REALTORS® on fair housing. Get the latest videos, news, publications, and information. Also, find interactive training and a self-study module. Get The Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act resources and compliance information. Learn what you should know about Equal Opportunity in Housing, the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), and more.

Get the Resources

NAR’s Fair Housing Action Plan 

NAR’s Fair Housing Action Plan, abbreviated ‘ACT,’ emphasizes (A)ccountability, (C)ulture Change, and (T)raining in order to ensure America’s 1.5 million REALTORS® are doing everything possible to protect housing rights in America.

Read More About ACT

Fair Housing Assets

Purchase posters, brochures, videos, handbooks, guides, reports, and more from the NAR REALTOR® Store.

Visit the Store

REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration

Read and download a copy of the REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration and post it in your office.

Read & Download the Declaration


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